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Poster: Daddy D Date: Dec 27, 2011 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

Procrastinated making travel plans and today I paid the price.

Two weeks ago I could have booked non-stop (4 hour) flights for $150 each way, today I bit the bullet & paid $600/round trip for seven hour flights. Call it a "stupid tax" for not planning & getting my act together sooner...

Kyle from SCI is playing with the band on the 30th, really looking forward to hearing some keys added to the mix.

Anyway, if anyone here is going to be at the shows get in touch--first round of Fat Tire is on me!

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Dec 28, 2011 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

Not me

But I will be at the Mercury Lounge on 12/30 checking out Assembly of Dust - first time seeing them live. Can't wait.

For 12/31 we are staying home, and more than likely drinking Schaefer (the one beer to have, when you're having more than one).

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Dec 28, 2011 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

AOD is def a good choice, but NYC is too cold for me this time of year and hotels must be uber expensive this time of year. Hope it's a great show, enjoy the beer(s)!

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Dec 29, 2011 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

Luckily it is only a 1 hour train ride from home, and if we are really lucky the train's (LIRR) heat will be working!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 28, 2011 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NO WAY!

If I was in Denver on those dates I'd be seeing the best coolest band playing that night and it aint another young guy singing with the bluegrass twang it would be WEEN.


I WILL however be in Denver in January to see what I consider to be THE best band out there WILCO

This post was modified by johnnyonthespot on 2011-12-28 21:45:09

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Dec 28, 2011 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NO WAY!

Several people have tried to turn me on to WEEN, personally I just don't get their music, but hey, to each their own...

Again, to each their own, but to suggest that Todd Sheaffer is "just another guy singing with a bluegrass twang" is, IMO, laughable. Regardless of whether a person is a RRE fan or not, I think that most would agree that he's a helluva' songwriter.

Agree that Wilco is the shizzle--I was a fan of Uncle Tupelo when I was going to college in Atlanta back in the 80's.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 28, 2011 10:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NO WAY!

I admit that i havent listened to much but mainly because they sound like a bluegrass jam band thing like sci which for me a little goes a long way. I like the violin but the vocal tone doesnt do it for me so its hard to be affected by the lyrics. I dont see whats laughable about that. A lot of people love them but ive never heard anything that moved me. As for WEEN i think you have to be sort of twisted to get them. Theyre weird in the way that you cant take them seriously and yet they can pull off just about every genre

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Poster: dyneq Date: Dec 29, 2011 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

We went last year and the band put on a great show. You will not regret the trip. Get there early and get a good spot.

I love live music but hate the indoor venue. I am not against smoking, but like to control my intake! I wish that venues like the Ogden would just get a smokeeater, but then they'd have to admit that they allow smoking to happen. I understand that they can't realistically control it, but with they could.

We first caught RRE in a non-smoking venue (I uploaded my SBD recording of it to LMA!: http://www.archive.org/details/rre2002-11-16.sbd.flac16 and then outdoor bluegrass fests. I love Todd's acoustic solos. It's amazing what he can get out of that thing!

Enjoy and HNY!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 28, 2011 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

30th and 31st are sold out...tix still available for 29th

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Dec 28, 2011 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth New Years shows In Denver--who's gonna' be there?

Good for them!

However, if I was anywhere within a few hours of Denver I'd still show up & hope to score a ticket in front of the theater. There's always a few people who bought extra tickets for friends who ended up not being able to make the show....

In my case I was unwilling to fly from Florida to Colorado without being assured of getting in, but I've yet to get locked out of a show--it's amazing how lucky one gets finding extras to sold out shows by walking around with a $50 or $100 bill up in the air! And I've never bought from a scalper and never paid more than face + fees for a ticket.